Aug. 27, 2019
JONES COUNTY: Ruby Dye Baxley, of Gray, a few weeks shy of 103, went home to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at home, surrounded by her loving family. The family greeted friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, at Elam Baptist Church with services beginning at 3:00 p.m., in the church sanctuary, officiated by Rev. Gary Thomas. Interment followed at James Cemetery.
Mrs. Baxley grew up in Chauncey and has lived in Jones County most of her life. In a life of nearly 103 years, she evolved from a star basketball player for her high school to an avid Braves fan, thanks to her grandson. Mrs. Baxley was an accomplished baker and gardener and was a homemaker. She was a retired quality control inspector for the Bibb Company. Mrs. Baxley was very much a lady and a Christian and her proudest achievement was being a Mama and Grandma.
Mrs. Baxley is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Martin Dye And Isabel Alligood Dye. She was third from the youngest and last survivor of eleven siblings, Mamie Dye Hammond, Maggie Dye Strickland, Susie Dye Law, Gertrude Dye Cannon, James Dye, Bessie Dye Brown, Clyde Dye, Kate Dye Vickers, Willie Bell Dye Schofill, Beatrice Dye Williams, and Mitchell Dye. Mrs. Baxley is also preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Baxley; her beloved son, Rodney Baxley; and a daughter-in-law, Maryland Kitchens Baxley.
Her sweet memory will live forever in the hearts of son, Royce Baxley; daughter and son-in-law, Rita Baxley Schrader and Bob Schrader; grandson, Steven Schrader; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends including her furbabies, Marshall And Storm.
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Gray Memorial Chapel was honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for Ruby Dye Baxley.